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Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgLearn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLearn Africa Plc publishes and distributes educational material for the pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors in Nigeria. The company markets reference material, professional material, and general reading material as well as provides teacher training, education development programmes, digital content and educational consultancy services. Established in 1961 and formerly known as Longman Nigeria, the company was wholly-owned by Longman Group UK Limited, now Pearson Education. Pearson and Longman Nigeria mutually agreed to become separate corporate entities in 2011. Learn Africa Plc is the largest educational publisher in Nigeria with the widest range of books and educational resources as well as an expansive distribution network. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Learn Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Villa B / Tectoniques Architects

first_img “COPY” France Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTectoniquesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLyonHousesFrancePublished on November 11, 2013Cite: “Villa B / Tectoniques Architects” 11 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Tectoniques Area Area of this architecture project 2013 CopyHouses•Lyon, France ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/446426/villa-b-tectoniques-architects Clipboard Projects Villa B / Tectoniques Architectscenter_img Villa B / Tectoniques ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla B / Tectoniques Architects 2013 Save this picture!© Erick SailletText description provided by the architects. The plan is efficient, almost square, measuring 10 x 11m. Along the west of the ground floor is a garage finished in black pannels timber composite, extended by a canopy. Free and open, it is organised around a central core that contains the services: cellar, networks, shower/bath room, and kitchen. All the rooms form a ring around this hub. Uninterrupted through views and continual contact with nature are maintained by using sliding partitions and large glazed areas facing each other. A strip of ancillary and storage areas runs along the full height of the west wall. The overall scheme creates a multipurpose space, open onto the south and north gardens and the patios. Consistency is created between the building and the external spaces, which enhance each other. Thus the living area becomes larger than the space delimited by the walls.Save this picture!© Erick SailletThe house faces due south. Largely glazed, it benefits from solar gain, while being protected by brise-soleil adjustable louver sun breaks to control stronger sunshine in the summer, spring and autumn. Open onto the south and east, its upper floor is closed on the north, and the west side only has small openings for the showers and bathrooms. Since the local climate is strongly contrasted, with peaks of heat and cold, this plan layout allows maximum occupation of the patios according to the seasons, sheltered from the wind. In the long term, a variety of intermediate and peripheral elements may enhance the existing and vary the spaces, according to the weather and the seasons, such as arbours, canopies, pergolas, etc. On the upper floor, the system is reversed: the layout organisation starts from the core and opens onto the bedrooms. Following the principle of separation of daytime and night-time areas, the upper floor is occupied by four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bedrooms face south and east, while the bathrooms open to the west. In addition to the clearly-identified living areas, the house has intermediate and multipurpose spaces. This is the case on the ground floor, which, with its sliding partitions, can have several layouts; also, some rooms that are not set aside for any specific purpose can be reconfigured according to the time of day, e.g., study-laundry-computer room or guest bedroom-study-music room. This adaptability is a response to the need to manage both privacy and communal life within the family home.Save this picture!© Erick SailletThe construction is simple. It is a timber-framed house, erected on a concrete slab, with a concrete topping laid on the upper floor. The structure is a prefabricated modular system. The roof insulation consists of 40 cm thick expanded cellulose wadding, and the wall insulation consists of mineral wool with woodwool on the outside, giving a total thickness of 32 cm. The woodwool slows down warming and cooling of the house by a lagging effect. On the ground floor, three large triple-glazed panels – with a fixed part and a translating (tilting) opener – run along the elevation at ceiling height and frame the landscape. They avoid interrupting the views by door and window frames, and they draw the eyes towards the outside. On the upper floor, in the bedrooms, low tilt-and-turn windows have a fixed window-breast at bed height. On the facades, perforated larch cladding is fixed to double 5 x 5 cm wall plates to further increase the ventilation effect. The cladding gradually greys naturally, without any treatment, with uniform silvery tinges. Inside, a lining of knot-free, light-coloured polar panels is used with great uniformity for built-in cupboards, furniture and storage elements. Elsewhere, white plasterboard adds to the soft, brightly-lit atmosphere of the house.Save this picture!© Erick SailletSpace heating is mainly provided by floor heating on the ground floor and the upper floor. It is supplied by a condensation gas boiler and solar panels. The double-flow ventilation system is connected to a glycolated ground-air heat exchanger laid at a depth of between 2.00 and 2.50 m to the north of the house, which supplies air at a constant temperature of 12°C. When necessary, the exchanger can provide additional ventilation at night. During cold peaks, wood-burning stove covers additional heating needs, calculated for the overall volume and instantaneously, particularly for the upper floor. Waxed concrete and floor heating provide very pleasant thermal comfort. The concrete topping, which is chosen despite the timber structure, provides uniformity of floors on the ground floor and upper floor, in bedrooms, showers and bath rooms. In addition, the roof is planted with a sedum [stonecrap] covering, and rainwater is collected in an underground tank. All of these systems require some control to function as well as possible. This is a technical matter that needs a certain degree of mastery, which is acquired empirically and requires the occupants to take an interest in them and to change their habits.Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessSweetwater Spectrum Community / LMS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Dean of Parsons: Design Education Must ChangeArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Erick Saillet+ 12 Share Photographs photographs:  Erick SailletPhotographs:  Erick SailletServices & Environmental Engineers:Co/EnergieAirtightness:Bet Allie’AirCity:LyonCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess Specs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/446426/villa-b-tectoniques-architects Clipboard Year:  Area:  204 m² Area:  204 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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PFRA asks charities to share donor attrition/retention data for five years

first_img Howard Lake | 12 January 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PFRA asks charities to share donor attrition/retention data for five years The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA), the self-regulatory organisation for face-to-face direct debit fundraising, is seeking 15 member charities who will commit to pooling their donor attrition and retention data for the next five years.The PFRA’s annual F2F Donor Attrition and Retention Survey (DARS) is already claimed to be “the most robust and complete picture of donor attrition and retention across any fundraising method”. The creation of the core group is intended to make it even more robust and valuable.The third annual round of DARS gets underway in March. Devised and researched by Morag Fleming, Head of Fundraising at Scottish social care charity Quarriers, and Future Fundraising managing director Rupert Tappin, its results will be published in June at a seminar following the PFRA’s AGM.Fleming, who is also the convenor of PFRA Scotland, said: “Forty-four charities took part in the survey in 2008 and 2009, but only 10 of those participated in both years. That hasn’t affected the quality of the results because each time the total numbers of donors of the participating charities was well over a quarter of a million, so both years’ findings were extremely robust.“But we now want to add another layer of robustness to the survey, which we can do by establishing a ‘core group’ of charities, including some of those doing the highest street and door volumes. With these charities on board, we can be totally confident that every year, DARS will reflect the biggest players in F2F fundraising and allow us to set an attrition benchmark that is unparalleled in the fundraising sector.”So far five charities – Quarriers, EveryChild, Shelter, Epilepsy Action and Concern Universal – have agreed to be part of the DARS Core Group. Their data is anonymised so that not even the two researchers are aware of individual charities’ results.Members of the DARS Core Group will receive a rebate on their annual membership registration fees after three years and, at the end of the five-year period, they will be rebated the next two years’ membership fees and receive a year’s free membership.Charities interested in joining the DARS Core Group should contact Morag Fleming. Charities interested in taking part in the 2010 survey but not wishing to become a core member should contact PFRA’s head of communications Ian MacQuillin.The third year of the PFRA’s DARS is likely to be the first with an international dimension, with involvement from Daryl Upsall of Daryl Upsall Consulting, an expert in the international use of F2F.www.pfra.org.uk  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving PFRA Research / statisticslast_img read more

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Less Corn in Storage in Latest USDA Report

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Less Corn in Storage in Latest USDA Report Facebook Twitter Less Corn in Storage in Latest USDA Report Previous articleUSDA Ends Prevented Planting +10 Percent OptionNext articleOptions for Weed Control in 2018, Not a Pretty Picture Hoosier Ag Today SHARE The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released Tuesday by the Department of Agriculture predicts lower corn stocks. USDA predicts that about 2.43 billion bushels of corn will be in storage at the end of the 2018 marketing year, down from a previous estimate of 2.48 billion. USDA expects 50 more million bushels of corn will be used for ethanol production. Meanwhile, USDA predicts soybean inventories will total 445 million bushels at the end of the marketing year, an increase from last month’s prediction of 425 million bushels. That prediction comes as USDA previously projected soybean planted acres to reach a record 91 million acres in 2018.USDA left the season average price for corn unchanged from last month at $4.60 per bushel for the midpoint, but narrowed the price range by 10 cents on both ends to $4.50 to $4.70 per bushel. The U.S. season-average soybean price range was narrowed to $8.60 to $10.00 per bushel.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 12, 2017 last_img read more

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Skoug’s late homer gets TCU within a win of Omaha

first_imgIqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ + posts ReddIt Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Facebook printEvan Skoug put TCU one win away from a fourth straight trip to the College World Series with a two run home run in the eighth inning Saturday that gave the Horned Frogs a 3-2 lead and a game one win over Missouri State.“Well, what an amazing college baseball game,” said TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle. “That one will go down as one of the best ones ever played in this ballpark as far as I’m concerned.”Down 2-1 with one runner on base and one out in the eighth, Missouri State brought in a left-hander from the bullpen to replace starter Dylan Coleman on the mound.Skoug welcomed the new pitcher, Jordan Knutson, to the game by launching a 2-1 pitch over the right field fence to give TCU a one-run lead. The homer was Skoug’s 19th of the season, moving him to fifth all-time in both RBI’s and home runs in a career at TCU.“Somebody asked me in the press conference yesterday if Evan had done enough to go down as one of the great TCU players,” Schlossnagle said. “He certainly had long before today, but he definitely put a stamp on that tonight.”After struggling through the first month and a half of the season, Skoug has hit 15 long balls in his last 32 games.“It is really hard to put that [home run] into words,” Skoug said. “I’m very fortunate and very thankful. That was one of the coolers things I have done in my life.”Sean Wymer (5-4) earned the win out of the bullpen for the Frogs, as he entered in the seventh inning and picked up five key outs to bridge the gap between starter Jared Janczak and closer Durbin Feltman.Feltman, the nation’s leader in saves, came on for the Frogs in the top of the ninth and allowed two runners to reach base but induced a 6-4-3 double play to pick up his 17th save. Feltman is now 26 of 29 on saves in his career and four out of four in postseason save opportunities.Janczak (9-0) got the start for TCU, and he battled a dangerous Missouri State offense through 6.1 innings. Janczak gave up single runs in the second and fifth innings and left the game trailing 2-1.Janczak’s 10 punch outs moved TCU’s total to 578 on the season, surpassing the school record that was set by a 2014 pitching staff that featured Horned Frog greats Brandon Finnegan and Preston Morrison. (Photo by Sam Bruton)After a dominant first inning that included two strikeouts, Janczak gave up a home run in the second to Jeremey Eierman. The solo shot was Eierman’s 23rd of the season of the season and the first that Janczak had surrendered in 2017.TCU answered the home run in the bottom of the second with a two-out run-scoring single by Ryan Merrill. The hit scored Elliott Barzilli, who walked to open the inning and moved around to third on a wild pitch and a passed ball.The Bears added a run on a safety squeeze in the fifth, but Janczak stranded two runners to escape the inning with minimal damage.Coleman was lights-out for the Bears, as he fought through 132 pitches to go 7.1 innings while striking out 10. Coleman left with a 2-1 lead in the eighth, but his walk of Zach Humphreys set up Skoug with a runner on base for the game winner.“Dylan Coleman for Missouri State was phenomenal,” Schlossnagle said. “He pitched outstanding, as good of a game that has been pitched on this field by a visiting team that I can remember.”TCU and Missouri State will return to Lupton Stadium at 5 p.m. Sunday, with the Frogs needing a win to earn a trip to Omaha, and the Bears trying to force a game three on Monday. Both teams have yet to announce their starting pitchers. Previous articleSkoug reunites with former USA Baseball teammate as Super Regional opponentNext articleHoward leads TCU to fourth straight College World Series Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Branson Nelson Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Facebook Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Photo by Sam Bruton Twitter Linkedin Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Twitter Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

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Do guilty verdicts in double murder mark beginning of end for impunity?

first_img Follow the news on Russia May 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Do guilty verdicts in double murder mark beginning of end for impunity? to go further News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders welcomes the guilty verdicts that a Moscow court has handed down in the trial of two ultra-nationalist activists for the January 2009 double murder of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and Novaya Gazeta trainee reporter Anastasia Baburova.“For once a serious investigation has been carried out into the killings of a human rights activist and a journalist in Russia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is very rare and deserves to be hailed. Are the authorities finally going to end impunity for murders of journalists in Russia in the wake of President Medvedev’s confident pronouncements?The press freedom organization added: “They must nonetheless take care to ensure that investigators do not rush to prosecute suspects at the expensive of establishing the truth. In this case, the investigation seems to have been satisfactory although light still needs to be shed on some aspects.”After deliberating for six hours at the end of a three-month trial, the jury issued their guilty verdicts at 10 p.m. on the evening of 28 April. They decided that Nikita Tikhonov fired the shots that killed Markelov and Baburova, and that Yevgenya Khasis, his partner, helped him to obtain the murder weapon and plan Markelov’s murder, and followed Markelov on the day to help choose the right moment to strike. The jury did not find Khasis guilty of complicity in Baburova’s murder on the grounds that the intention had been to kill only Markelov, and that Tikhonov shot Baburova solely because she had seen him shoot Markelov and could have identified him.They were gunned down in central Moscow on 19 January 2009, shortly after Markelov gave news conference to condemn the early release of Yuri Budanov, a former army colonel who had been serving a 10-year jail sentence for the murder of a young Chechen woman. Markelov had acted in other sensitive cases involving Chechnya, nationalist groups and the defence of Moscow’s Khimki forest. The families of the victims told Reporters Without Borders they were satisfied with the verdicts. Baburova’s mother, Larissa, said she was convinced of the defendants’ guilt. Markelov’s brother, Mikhail, said “the trial was conducted in an open and honest manner.” The fact that the jury found the couple guilty of Markelov’s murder by 8 votes to 4, and Tikhonov guilty of Baburova’s murder by 7 votes to 5, “shows there was a serious discussion and that the decision was not taken unanimously, far from it,” Mikhail Markelov said. Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov said he trusted the jury and thought the evidence produced by the prosecution was “convincing.”The evidence against Tikhonov and Khasis consisted above all of the statements of witnesses near the scene of the murder, surveillance video camera recordings and the murder weapon, which was found at their home along with many other firearms. Other ultra-nationalist activists also testified against the couple. Khasis’ alibi was contradicted by his mobile phone’s geolocation record.The jurors accepted the prosecution’s claim that the couple’s motive was to avenge Markelov’s support for anti-fascist activists and, in particular, the fact that it was at Markelov’s initiative that Tikhonov had been wanted for his presumed role in the 2006 murder of the anti-fascist activist Aleksandr Ryukhin. This allegedly forced Tikhonov to go underground, falsify identity documents and get involved in arms trafficking (two other charges on which he was convicted). In an initial confession, Tikhonov had nonetheless said he shot Markelov because he had “defended Chechen women suicide bombers and got the Russian army officer Yuri Budanov convicted.”Several aspects of the case have yet to be clarified, above all the fact that the jurors found that Tikhonov had been helped by Khasis “and other unidentified persons.” The existence of other accomplices was mentioned several times by the prosecution. Who were they and what was their degree of involvement? And, in particular, what role did other members of the “Russky Obraz” ultra-nationalist group play?The trial was marked by retractions. Tikhonov himself retracted his initial confession, which he said he gave because he had been tortured and pressured by the police. One of the key witnesses, “Russky Obraz” leader Ilya Goryatchev, fled to Germany during the trail and withdrew his statement, claiming that it had been obtained under coercion. The judge refused to take account of his original statement on the grounds that it had not been given to the court.Several of the original jurors resigned during the trial. One of them, Anna Dobrashyova, told Moskovsky Komsomolets that the jury had been under pressure to find Tikhonov and Khasis guilty. She said one of the jurors had been deliberately “brain-washing” his colleagues. The judicial authorities did not respond to her comments. The case is not over. The court will issues its sentences on 5 May and the defence has already announced its intention to appeal against the conviction. If the case goes to appeal, Reporters Without Borders hopes the hearings will shed light on the aspects that have not been clarified.This case is a test. The Russian authorities have clearly realized this. We hope this verdict marks the end of the double-game the government has been playing with ultra-nationalist groups and the start of a determined fight against impunity in Russia. A lot remains to be done. The murderers of Anna Politkovskaya, Natalia Estemirova and dozens of other journalists are still at large. 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Limerick saturated by support for Motor Neurone challenge

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE internet is literally saturated with Limerick IceBucketChallengers dowsing themselves to varied extremes – but all in a good cause.Earlier this summer, the phenomenon covered the web in a tidal wave of virals and it wasn’t long before the Irish community both here and abroad joined in the high jinx.ALS – Lou Gehrigs Disease or Motor Neurone Disease, as it is known here in Ireland – is a degenerative disease for which there is no cure. The body slowly gives up while the mind and its functionality remains intact.Pete Frates, an all-American college baseball player, was making his breakthrough to the big leagues in Boston and life was good for the big slugger. At 27 and in the prime of his life, he was diagnosed with ALS. Family, friends and sports stars rallied to do what they could and the ice bucket craze took off.Money was donated and the iced water was flying left, right and centre.This week, Limerick council chiefs were the last dowsers to go in front of the cameras but Mayor Michael Sheahan raised some eyebrows when he said he was delighted to accept the challenge and would do it again and again.The reason became clear when he explained that his father, John Joe Sheahan, died of Motor Neurone in 1982 and, according to Mayor Sheahan, he “went through living hell for two years losing his hands and his voice and all”.Sporting a Limerick GAA jersey and a broad smile, Limerick’s first citizen said: “I have a real reason for doing it and I will do it as often as people ask me – but I better keep a couple of changes of clothes with me.“Motor Neurone is not that well-known as it is a “very private illness. In my father’s case, when he lost the use of his hands and voice, he just didn’t want visitors anymore. He was totally mentally alert, no pain whatsoever but it was so frustrating because behind those eyes was an intelligent man who just couldn’t get his message out.”Mayor Sheahan was joined by senior council officials including chief executive Conn Murray and Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan for their dousing which was carried out by members of Limerick city fire and rescue.Last Friday, Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan was dused in 110 litres of iced water in front of Henry Street Garda Station before calling out the Mayor, Irish womens rugby star and fellow Garda Niamh Briggs and Limerick billionaire and philanthropist JP McManus to take part in the challenge.To date, almost €500,000 has been raised for Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association while a figure in the region of $80m has been raised for ALS worldwide since July 29. Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp TAGSGardaIMNDAlimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleSmall Plastic Wars fill The SavoyNext articleEditorial – Out and Proud Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCommunityLimerick saturated by support for Motor Neurone challengeBy Staff Reporter – August 28, 2014 752 Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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Mobility plan essential for city’s post-pandemic recovery

first_imgPrint Facebook Linkedin NewsLocal NewsTransportMobility plan essential for city’s post-pandemic recoveryBy Alan Jacques – June 25, 2020 196 Previous articleHair & Beauty businesses to benefit from Free SoftwareNext articleLimerick business is getting a cut of the PPE market Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisementcenter_img MOBILITY plans for Limerick city centre in the wake of Covid-19 have stirred up a political hornet’s nest.Eager to press on with Limerick City and County Council’s original strategy, a number of city councillors have called for a radical opening up of city centre to the public.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Among them are Cllr Sharon Benson and Cllr John Costello (Sinn Féin), Cllr Sasha Novak and Cllr Sean Hartigan (Green Party), Cllr Joe Leddin and Conor Sheehan (Labour) and Cllr Elisa O’Donovan (Social Democrats).The draft Mobility Plan, as first outlined, includes an array of projects, including the pedestrianisation of many city centre streets, provision for street licenses and street trading, along with an extensive artistic and cultural programme to boost footfall.The plan called for the temporary pedestrianisation of Catherine Street, Denmark Street, Robert Street, Nicholas Street and Howley’s Quay as well as street furniture, pop-up playgrounds and bespoke cultural performances.Sinn Fein, Labour, Green Party and Social Democrat  city councillors claim that the problem with falling footfall, already a major issue in the city, became a full scale crisis in the wake of Covid-19.They also claim that the easing of the lockdown led to people and cyclists coming back into the city centre.A joint statement from the councillors said that the Council responded with a “bold new vision for how we could all share our streets and bring new life to our city centre”.“Following two week’s of public consultation, Council management confirmed that 55 per cent of respondents backed this plan. We are therefore very concerned to learn that despite the unprecedented support for the pedestrianisation of the city centre, the Council appears primed to row back on major parts of this proposed policy”.They also believe a revised plan by excluding Denmark Street and much of Catherine Street would fail the fundamental goal of opening up the city centre and severely curtail the footfall potential of the project.“There is no logic to making such a curtailment before we give the original plan a chance to work. This is no time for half measures”.Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan also rowed in on the issue and called on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael councillors to back Limerick City and County Council’s ambitious Mobility Plan.Deputy Quinlivan is of the view that pedestrianising and revitalising the city centre will work, but needs a Council with sufficient courage and vision to implement it.“Now is not the time for equivocating or skittishness. This plan is bold, it is well-designed, and it has been proven to work across Europe. It is also demonstrably popular, with the majority of respondent’s clearly expressing their support for the proposal,” he said.Hitting back at his comments, newly-elected Cathaoirleach of the city’s Metropolitan District, Cllr Sarah Kiely said all sides want what is best for the people of Limerick.She also raised concerns that the plan will be buried by people who won’t compromise.”Playing politics with people’s livelihood is something we can’t and won’t do. Let’s get behind the plan for the good of everyone not just the people who make most noise,” Cllr Kiely told the Limerick Post this week.“We have an obligation to listen to all sides, which is exactly what happened with the Fine Gael group in this process as well as other councillors.“The small traders in the city were not convinced their voices would  be heard. When they contacted me and other councillors we assured them that their voice would be heard. I promised nothing but to listen.“They were angry as they felt the consultation process had taken place without them being able to make a submission,” she explained.Cllr Kiely reiterated the fact that the Council’s Mobility Plan is a draft document with the executive having given a commitment to look at what works and doesn’t work in the coming weeks.“Opposition voices have called for boycotting of businesses who objected to full pedestrianisation of Catherine Street. Is this really the message we want to send? I really hope not. We need to work together,” she concluded. Email WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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Strabane denied 800 Department of Agriculture jobs

first_img Facebook Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Pinterest A leaked memo has revealed that Strabane topped a table of suitable locations for 800 Civil Service jobs, but still lost out to Ballykelly.A document shows that 23 areas were shortlisted as potential locations for the Department of Agriculture headquarters.Officials then used nine points of critieria, including availability of jobs, employment deprivation, earnings and population trends, to draw up a ranked list. Strabane came out ahead of all other areas.In September it was announced that the North’s Department of Agriculture would move from Belfast to Ballykelly with the new offices being based at the site of the former Shackleton Army barracks.At the time West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne questioned the decision, and he’s now looking for it to be overturned….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/joeb.mp3[/podcast] News HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest By News Highland – October 11, 2012 center_img Previous articleGovernment denies that ambulance took 48 minutes to get to injured joggerNext articleThird Chinese man arrested in relation to Malin drugs haul News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Strabane denied 800 Department of Agriculture jobs PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more